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Maiden 7.0 Slalom Sail & Birthday Seabreeze

Takapuna
Windsurfing: Bump n Jump
1 pm - 3 pm Tuesday. December 21. 2010
my rating 3 star rating
Wind Direction: N Wind Strength: powered   using 6.6 - 7.0m sail. Swell Direction: N Swell Size: knee Tide: Mid - Rising.

I have sailed on my birthday, when I've been in NZ, pretty consistently over the years and today turned on a NNE seabreeze and boardshorts and rash shirt temperatures :-)

Decided to treat myself to a big rig to get going in the summer of NE seabreezes that we will be having. So went to Boardstore to buy a 7.0 Naish Boxer SL twin-cam slalom sail :-)

Takapuna looked ideal to test it out. Forgot what a pain cam sails are to rig after not owning one for 13 years! Got there in the end and launched with my Kode 102.

The sail felt like a big cammed sail and I really noticed the longer boom, deep draft and smooth power delivery. It's a bit sticky to rotate in the gybe but the cams snap around quickly on the new tack.

The wind backed off so swapped to the Kona 10'6 and got a few light wind wave wiggles in the middle of the beach. Got a nice backside hit in.

Pretty stoked with the sail as it's the only 7.0 that can rig on a 430 RDM, fits my 210 V-grip boom and will work on my Starboard Kode 102 and drive the Kona 10'6.

Might try and smoke some of those slalom heads on this set up...when I learn how to stop sailing it like a wavesail ;-)

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